We have been thinking about this - what makes TYPP, TYPP? Why would you want to spend any time here? And what can we do to help you?
I think it's important I start with who we aren't and who we don't serve, as that will hopefully give you a flavour of who we are.
We're located in Kinning Park - it's a small private studio where we offer Pilates and Yoga services. Within the studio is home to the clinic - the clinic provides Podiatry, Sports/Remedial Therapy, Posture, Biomechanics analysis and complimentary services.
Our USP is we aim to fix broken bodies in a friendly professional, inclusive, relaxed non-judgmental space.
We aren't huge, and we don't have a bar, cafe or beautiful huge changing facilities if you want big fancy pants facilities - we aren't for you.
We don't have lots of gym people that may like to pose in the mirror, or flex their biceps at every opportunity, in fact, we have minimal mirrors in the studio - No instagram budding...
Twenty years of teaching, I've heard this a multitude of times.
"Pilates didn't work for me."
Why is it some people don't seem to get results from Pilates? I've seen and personally worked with many thousands of clients that have had amazing results - yet there's this group of people that don't seem to get results, or hate the experience of Pilates.
I thought it was a good idea to reach out to other Pilates professionals all over the UK, as well as our team here in TYPP to help me answer this.
Hannah Epps from www.pilatescommunity.co.uk sent over the list below. Reading it, a few of these stood out to me. Number 7, the goals of the client and has there been any 1-1? The serious difficulty for many is the cost associated with 1-1 - and let's face it, Pilates isn’t cheap, especially 1-1 sessions - however, it's understanding the value. How we choose to spend money...
A question we get asked lots in the studio is, “Why would I want to do Pilates on a one to one basis when you've so many great group classes on the timetable and it’s so much more expensive for a one to one session?”
The truth is, that one to one sessions are very specific to you. Group classes aren't. That really is the massive difference.
An example of the power of an individual specific approach is when Susan came into see me for her hip problem, she's a hockey player and was getting lots of issues with her hip that meant she was having to spend more time on the bench than the pitch. She needed to get back on the pitch and - by the time I saw her she was frustrated. Susan came in, had an individual approach to her training and the results... well why don't you take a moment to hear from Susan herself
She got an individual plan and got back on the pitch! It's important I'm clear should - Susan did have to put in the work -...
What is the best way to get started with pilates if you are a beginner?
The honest answer here is there isn't an exact answer to this question - different clients prefer and respond better to different methods. Some have injuries and may require more 1-1 attention, while others much prefer group sessions. It really does come down to you and what you need and what works best for you and how you learn. Why is it you want to take up Pilates, what is it you hope to achieve?
Think about those questions. What do you need us to help you with? Once you have that in your mind - take a few minutes to go through the different ways you can get started and whats best for you.
This is always going to be the best option. Its all about you, your body your needs - but it does come with a price tag and that tag is not always realistic for everyone. If you are interested in knowing the main differences between group classes and 1-1...
I need to say this - get your own mat. If there were one thing I would recommend you invest in - it's a mat. Our mats are a place we move, sweat, cry and find peace As you nestle down into swan pose with your face pretty much on the mat, connecting with that mat and yourself, your energy on the mat and your scent. Just think how much you want to be connecting with your own space, scent and energy.
Here at TYPP we offer free use of our mats when you attend a class, each mat is disinfected after each use - but even then there is something to be said about having your own.
Lulu mats are great, made of natural rubber, and thankfully have an antimicrobial additive that helps prevent mould and mildew. As much as lulu mats are awesome - it's not your own mat. The mats we have in TYPP come in different sizes, thickness and colours. Some people love a really thick mat - like a big mattress, others like to feel more connected to the earth and want to be on...